David Gill to Step Down as United Chief



Manchester United chief executive David Gill will step down from his position with the Premier League leaders at the end of June.

Gill, who will remain on the United board, has been chief executive for a decade and has given United 16 years of service since his arrival as finance director in 1997.

 The 55-year-old, who is also a vice-chairman of the FA, is standing for election to UEFA’s executive committee in May. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will take over Gill’s duties at Old Trafford.

Gill has been a close ally of Sir Alex Ferguson and the United manager paid tribute to him, saying he has done a “magnificent” job and lamenting his departure.

 He told United’s official website: “I have been at United for over 26 years and for 23 of those years my boss has been one of only two men: Martin Edwards, who brought me to the club, and David Gill. I have enjoyed working with both.

 “David has been a magnificent chief executive. Of course, we have had a million arguments, but I have always enjoyed them because I know that David has two great qualities: he is straight and he always puts Manchester United first. No disagreement is ever personal with him. He always wants the best for United, whether it’s the players, the training ground or the staff.

Read the complete ESPNFC article by Richard Jolly.

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